The game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will be the first rematch between Super Bowl opponents to start the season since the Kansas City Chiefs played the Minnesota Vikings after Super Bowl IV.
This is one game that I am especially looking forward to. Cam Newton played a terrible Super Bowl. The Carolina defense, while not as stellar as Denver's, played well enough to win. However, Newton did not make enough big plays with his arm or his legs. Fans expected much more from the league MVP.
It was especially disappointing to see Cam refuse to talk with the media after the loss. He had always been so friendly toward the media when he was winning. He has to learn how to take the bitter with the sweet, and never forget that he is the leader of his team and the face of his franchise.
I believe that Denver will win big - perhaps by a score of 35-10. Though they no longer have Josh Norman, their defense should still be good enough. Additionally, Denver's new quarterback should struggle mightily. Let the game and the season begin!